Interpretation Submittal Form
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3. Important, Please Read

Requests for interpretation must be limited to an interpretation of a particular requirement in the Standard or Code Case. ASME does not "approve," "certify," "rate," or "endorse" any item, construction, proprietary device, or activity. Additionally, the committees cannot consider consulting type questions such as the following:
      1) a review of calculations, design drawings, or descriptions of equipment or parts to determine compliance with the requirements in the Standard;
      2) a request for assistance in performing any Code-prescribed functions related to, but not limited to, material selection, designs, calculations, fabrication, inspection, testing, or installation;
      3) a request seeking the rationale for a requirement in the Standard since these are based upon consideration of technical data and the experience and expertise of the individual committee members.

If your inquiry does not meet the requirements for submittal as stated above, it may not be accepted by the committee for review.
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